ACORN Tour de Farms

Project Description: Tour de Farms is a farm-by-bike tour that is Addison County Relocalization Network's largest fundraiser. Riders pedaled over 30 miles, made eight farm stops at which they sampled local food and beverages from about 25 vendors. 

I served as tour manager for 2019, 2020 (COVID-cancelled), and 2021. The number of riders and event profitability nearly doubled from 2019 to 2021. I was responsible for all aspects of this event--selling sponsorships, recruiting riders, obtaining permissions from every town, down to delivering milk and ice cream to the farm stops on the day of the ride. 

Services Provided: 

  • Event management
  • Budgeting
  • Sponsorship sales
  • Farm and vendor recruitment
  • Town and state permitting
  • Safety planning
  • Marketing
  • Attendee registration and communication
  • Logistics
  • Day-of management